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Jennifer Marie DeSanto, RN

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MS, Pennsylvania State University, 1998
RN, Misericordia University, 1994


Jennifer DeSanto is a Research Associate in the Health Policy and Management Department. She is a project director with the Major Extremity Trauma Research Consortium (METRC). She is currently directing a study to evaluate the effectiveness of a the IDEO™, a orthosis for the lower leg in the military population.

Jennifer is also involved in the Consortium's Monitoring Core and conducts site visits at Level I civilian trauma centers and Military Treatment Facilities throughout the United States.

Before working at JHSPH, Jennifer was a regional nurse coordinator in the Patient Centered Medical Home program with CareFirst. She was employed for over 10 years at the University of Maryland Medical Center as a clinical research coordinator and research compliance specialist.

Oncology publications

  • Voskens, CJ, Sewell D, Hertzano R, DeSanto J, Lee M, Taylor R, Wolf J, Suntharalingam M, Gastman B, Papadimitriou JC, Lu C, Tan M, Morales R, Cullen K, Celis E, Mann D, Strome SE InducTION of mage-A3 and HPV-16 immunity by trojan vaccines in patients with head and neck carcinoma. Head and Neck. 2012 Jan 27. doi: 10.1002/hed.22004. [Epub ahead of print]
  • Edelman MJ, Gandara DR, Hausner P, Israel V, Thornton D, DeSanto J, Doyle LA. Phase 2 study of cryptophycin 52 (LY355703) in patients previously treated with platinum based chemotherapy for advanced non-small cell lung cancer. Lung Cancer. 2003 Feb; 39(2):197-9.